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Team Spirit retain world position at World Synchronized Skating Championships

Cardiff based Team Spirit have retained their world position for a second year, after a competitive weekend at the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships, 10th – 11th April in Ontario, Canada.

Representing Great Britain, in the Short Program the squad scored 28.10, and in the Free Skate they scored 54.58, finishing the competition with an overall score of 82.68 and retaining their 21st placed position at the World Championships 2015.

The team achieved first place in their group in the Free Skate, points ahead of Mexico, Belgium, Turkey and Latvia, respectively.

Katrina Cotterrall, Team Spirit Coach, said: “I am delighted with Team Spirit’s performance from the weekend. After a really hard season, qualifying for the World Championships is a huge achievement.

“Spectators were amazed to discover how hard the team work, and to have two brand new skaters join the group only weeks before the competition.  We are unbelievably proud to finish first in our free skating group improving our overall placement by one place.”

The ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships, which is an annual event organised by the International Skating Union, attracts the most elite senior level synchronized skating teams from around the world.

Team Spirit, which contains synchronized skaters ranging from 15 to 35 years old, was selected to represent Great Britain at the world class event after they were crowned Senior British Champions at the British Synchronized Skating Championships held in Nottingham earlier this year.

In 2014, Team Spirit represented Great Britain at the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships in Courmayeur, Italy, and achieved 21st place.

For a full list of results from the 2015 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships, click here

14th April 2015